Truck Accident Attorney in Gainesville
Did you know one out of every nine large truck collisions results in a fatality?
If not, the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration clearly demonstrate the unique dangers posed by the semis and tractor trailers that increasingly crowd our Interstates and local roadways. According to the NHTSA's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, a total of 4,995 victims died as a result of truck-related crashes in 2006. What makes these situations different are the numerous complex and challenging legal issues involved. In fact, seeking restitution for damages frequently requires a claim against the driver's auto insurance policy as well as the trucking company's liability policy, and possibly other entities. Our goal is to preserve the necessary evidences to prove your claim and ensure that those liable for your injuries or loss are held accountable.
At Schackow & Mercadante, our legal team can represent your claim involving a large vehicle or commercial hauler to include:
- Trucking Company Negligence
- Driver Hour Violations
- DUI or Overly Aggressive Driving
- Failed Safety Systems
- Overloaded or Oversized Trucks
Settling a Commercial Vehicle Claim
It is not unusual for a truck's owner or their insurance company to offer a quick settlement that may be well below your financial needs. Never rush to settle with a defendant's adjuster following a collision with a commercial vehicle, but don't compromise your rights to seek compensation by waiting too long to take action. Our lawyers can help you obtain the immediate medical care you need as well as seek compensation for lost wages, long-term rehabilitation, permanent disabilities, and more. If you've been involved in a crash with any commercial vehicle, our truck accident lawyer can meet with you in Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City or Palatka to discuss the specifics of your claim. Contact us toll free at 1-877-798-7700 for a "no obligations" consultation, or click here to fill out a 24/7 contact form.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
I cannot say enough about Schackow and Mercadante. Brian Schackow was always in contact and kept both me and my husband informed. He was also a great support with giving me the encouragement on all of my physical therapy before and after knee surgery. It would be impossible to imagine having been able to do thhis without out. Laloni, Legal Assistant to Brian, was always available as well with e-mailing updates and listening to our concerns. Dealing with a local firm is by far the best. All of the interaction I had with them was professional and timely. They were also warm and gracious. Brian consistently gave me updates on how my case was proceeding. It is wonderful knowing an Attorneys office of this caliber is available to all of us in Gainesville FL. I will recommend Schackow and Mercadante to anyone in need of a Personal Injury Lawyer.
— Sharen Holway